Daily Traffic Information
for the weekend of
Friday - Monday, July 29 - August 1, 2016
Short-term project closures listed below typically take place during daylight hours. Project completion dates typically range from 1 to 30 days. All closures and scheduled work are weather permitting and subject to change.
I-70 from Urish Road to East Topeka Toll Gate Resurfacing Project
WEEKDAY OVERNIGHT & WEEKEND DAY/OVERNIGHT CLOSURES: Here are the planned lane and ramp closures for I-70 asphalt overlay work. #Drive55 mph posted speed limit through the I-70 project work zone. (NEW 7-29-16)
7 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 30
EB I-70 RIGHT LANE/SHOULDER from Carnahan Avenue to the East Topeka KTA Toll Plaza CLOSED.
EB I-70 on- and off-ramps from Carnahan Avenue to East Topeka KTA Toll Gate will be CLOSED between 1.5-2 hours per ramp. The ramps will be reopened to traffic as soon as the asphalt is cool enough to allow traffic to travel on it. No two consecutive interchange ramps will be closed at the same time.
3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31 to 6 a.m. Sunday-Monday, July 31-August 1
EB I-70 reduced to ONE OPEN LANE from 4th Street to the East Topeka KTA Toll Plaza. Work will take place on right and left lanes and on shoulders, one lane at a time.
Ramps located at adjacent interchanges from 4th Street to the East Topeka KTA Toll Plaza will be CLOSED between 1.5-2 hours per ramp. The ramps will be reopened to traffic as soon as the asphalt is cool enough to allow traffic to travel on it. No two consecutive interchange ramps will be closed at the same time.
WEEKDAY LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound I-470 from I-70 to the KTA South Topeka Toll Gate will have varying lane closures for pavement marking work via a mobile operation on Monday, August 1 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 2 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, August 2. (NEW 7-27-16)
E1750 Road & County Road 442 Intersection > #K10SLT East Leg
Long-term project closures listed below typically take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Project completion dates typically range from 31 days up to a year. All closures and scheduled work are weather permitting and subject to change.
I-70 from East Topeka Turnpike Toll Gate to Urish Road
OVERNIGHT/WEEKEND LONG LANE & RAMP CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound I-70, one direction at a time, will be reduced to one open lane in several mile-long increments during the overnight/weekend hours beginning on Sunday, May 15 through Fall 2016. for resurfacing work. Project work will begin in the eastbound lanes of I-70 at the west end of the project (Urish Road) moving east (to the KTA East Topeka Toll Gate). Adjacent interchange ramps will be closed during the project working hours as well. No two consecutive interchange ramps will be closed at the same time, though more than one ramp may be closed during the same timeframe. No marked detours will be provided during the ramp closures. Work will take place overnight, daily, Sunday through Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. and reopening to traffic the following morning at 6 a.m.; and on weekends, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Saturday at 6 p.m. and reopening to all traffic on Monday at 6 a.m. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016. (REV. 5-4-16)
A drainage improvement project occurring adjacent to and under I-70 at the Carnahan Avenue/Deer Creek Trafficway Interchange area began in the spring of 2015. The drainage improvement project includes the addition of two 14.2-foot diameter concrete pipes that will be installed underneath the eastbound and westbound I-70 lanes and ramps at the Carnahan Avenue/Deer Creek Trafficway Interchange area in Topeka (Shawnee County). There is currently one existing arch concrete culvert located underneath I-70 within the interchange area that serves as a drainage channel for Deer Creek.
Installation work for the concrete pipes will begin on Monday, February 15, (start date shifted due to schedule delays involving pipe delivery) weather permitting. For approximately the first two weeks, project work will take place during one 12-hour shift per day, weekends included. Once the pipe installation process is fully underway, project work will then shift to 24/7 round the clock (via two 12-hour shifts) through early May 2016. Advance notice will be provided once the 24/7 round the clock project work is scheduled to begin.
> > Here’s what this means for drivers: There will be no direct traffic impacts to the traveling public as work will take place underneath the existing I-70 roadway.
- Each pipe section is delivered via its own semi due to its massive size and weight. There will be very little impact to local traffic as pipe sections will arrive 2-3 pieces per day. Flaggers will direct traffic as the semis deliver the pipes into the construction site. The pipe sections will be off loaded on the construction site itself.
- Once the 24/7 operations begin, there may be some residual noise that is heard by adjacent properties from the jacking of the pipe sections underneath the roadway. The outdoor lighting that will take place with the round the clock work will not impact traffic on I-70 or local arterial streets.
Project work is scheduled to be completed in early May 2016. (REV. 2-10-16)
K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway > > #K10SLT
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, a three-year construction project began to complete the six-mile four-lane K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway freeway. The project will move existing K-10 onto a new alignment that will begin at the south junction of the U.S. 59 and K-10 interchange and reconnect with existing K-10 in east Lawrence (Douglas County). Construction work on the project will be completed in phases. Each phase includes specific work and advance notification will be sent under separate cover for each phase of construction, including planned traffic impacts. An aerial map of the new K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway, including construction phasing and traffic impacts, can be found online at: http://www.ksdot.org/topekaMetro/projectstudytest.asp.
Westbound K-10 from E 1900 Road to O’Connell Road > #K10SLT East Leg
24/7 TRAFFIC SHIFT: Westbound K-10 from E 1900 Road to O’Connell Road will be shifted side by side next to eastbound K-10 (one lane each direction) to build the new westbound K-10 lanes beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, through Fall 2016. Project work is scheduled to be completed in early Fall 2016. (NEW 4-7-16)
24/7 FULL ROADWAY CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound E1750 Road from past the intersection of N1360 Road/25th Street to N1250 Rd/35th Street will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for bridge embankment work beginning on Monday morning, August 11, 2014. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016. (REV. 10-1-15)